Losing the extra kilos is the most difficult task but to maintaining the weight is the real challenge. Thanks to the medical professionals that they revealed the hazardous effects of the obesity on our health. And by knowing these side effects, we all are trying very hard to attain the ideal weight. Hence, battling with the gained weight is much easier than maintaining your figure.
It is also seen commonly that the famous diet plans fail, how? Well, it is thought that if you regain the weight, then the diet plan isn’t much effective. No, it isn’t true! Diet plans are not designed for the short time of period or exercise are not supposed to be done, when you’re suffering from the fitness fever. It is the long-term change that you shouldn’t eliminate from your life anyhow.
Due to this reason, the fault isn’t in your weight loss journey, in fact, the flaws usually occur during the maintenance phase, though which is hard to be managed, but if you stick to the certain guideline or criteria, you would really don’t get this as the burden.
So, here are the effective tricks listed below that’ll surely make the maintenance phase much easier.
1. Don’t leave exercise, Don’t leave low-calorie diet
When losing the weight, these two fundamentals you should have adopted religiously. But what happens when you’re accomplished is that you forget about them and start eating whatever you want to regardless, what is the amount and how much calories do it contain. Are you serious that this will help you to maintain your weight?
2. Eat the planned meals
We agree that the trend of cheat days during the dieting phase is now adopting by every dieter, but it doesn’t mean that you should eat everything, either it is healthier or not. By eating the healthier snacks, including fruits and vegetables after every 2 consecutive hours, you can not only control the unhealthy cravings, in fact, the excessive fat won’t be stored in the body. Thus, the lost weight will not be regained.
3. Keep the moderate attitude
What did you get from this? Yeah, you should keep yourself moderate towards the food. More or less from this rule will not favor you in a healthier note. Lets’ suppose, if you’re eating very few calories even after achieving your goal, it can lead to the nutritional deficiencies. And if contrasted with this condition, if you consume high-calorie food every day, then what happens next will be much more unsatisfying.
So, make the portion size of what are you eating, because if you consume the food in the average amount. You’ll be succeeded to maintain your weight.
4. Don’t forget to weigh yourself regularly
Needless to mention about it, but sometimes, you would slip off this detail. If you weigh regularly, you would be more conscious, more determined and more careful about your cravings, about your weight and about your appearance. But if you don’t do this, then it is possible that your negligence would start fatty deposition in the body. And after
Needless to mention about it, but sometimes, you would slip off this detail. If you weigh regularly, you would be more conscious, more determined and more careful about your cravings, about your weight and about your appearance. But if you don’t do this, then it is possible that your negligence would start fatty deposition in the body. And after some time, you’re repeating all the weight losing measures again.
5. Drink excessive water
Water is the natural detoxifier. All the toxins from your body can be washed away by just sipping the water regularly. To boost the nutritional value of the water, you can add any citrus fruit or green vegetable in your water bottle, and then start drinking this detox water.
Water deficiency can be very dangerous for your overall health. So, you can not only prevent many health-related problems, yet, your body will also stay hydrated for a longer time.
6. Opt the natural foods over the artificial one
The fruits and vegetables are the richest source of many essential nutrients that we all want to complete our day to day tasks. Unlike to the natural sources, the artificial source of food, including the canned products and processed foods are not too much nutritious.
Also, the artificial ingredients mixed in the product during the making process have been reported as the carcinogenic. After accomplishing your goal, you would be unintentionally more contented and would say that ‘I’ll not proton the weight from now’. But, if you assume that with no practical approach, then you would be responsible for the consequences of the unhealthy eating.
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7. Eat the same number of meals every day
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It doesn’t matter that either you’ve divided your meals into three, four or even seven small-sized meals, but what is important is that you should follow this sequence exactly in the maintenance phase as well.
Because, when you come back to your previously followed routine (the unhealthy craving and exercise-less routine), you would regain the weight more rapidly. And as a result, you would blame on the diet plan or the exercise regimen. So, try to maintain the diet plan and eat in a routine.
8. Take it as a preventive measure
Just suppose that you’ve experienced the severe cold and flu recently, and most of your family members and friends are still experiencing this, so, do you take the preventive measures to save yourself from the similar virus? Of course, no one gets into the similar challenging condition again!
You should think like that for the maintenance phase. Once you’ve succeeded the hardest challenge of losing the weight, you should be careful about your food consumption and physical activity in the future.
9. De-stress your mind
Do you believe that the cluttered mind will affect the productivity and physical well-being? When you’re extremely stressed out, you wouldn’t like to eat anything and don’t do exercise. You should avoid the stress. Because, it will also lead to the lower energy levels and you would be driven towards the sedentary lifestyle.
If this continues, then all your efforts and endeavors will go in vain and you would need to start your weight losing journey again from the beginning. So, try to be fit, healthy and take the least stress.
10. Choose the optimistic approaches
Through the optimistic approach, you’ve accomplished what you want to. And to continue this throughout your life will change the vision of leading the life. You can be succeeded in the maintenance phase after losing the weight if you don’t neglect the pros and cons of it.
If you stay positive, you would be more focused, determined and motivated towards your goal and you won’t find this challenge too much troublesome.
Just remember, if you don’t adopt the positive approach, you won’t be able to lose the weight. So, your thinking indirectly affects the various mechanisms of the body. Hence, you should try to select the beneficial way of thinking.
11. Tackle your weaknesses
Most of the people can’t compromise on the food and they even make your dieting more enjoyable. But as soon as they shed the fatty layers, they really start bingeing on their favorite foods.
Eating your favorite food is not a bad habit, but if you’re showing carelessness about the amount of the food and its consumption per day or week, then it will unable to maintain your weight.
So, eat your favorite food, but make sure that you’re no over-eating it and consuming once in a while. Through this, you can eat your favorite meal without even gaining any much extra calories.
12. Remember the Reward
To be slim and achieve the set goal are more than a reward for you. But if you forget about this reward, and start your previous routine, then it is nothing more than a temporary satisfaction to yourself.
Instead of leaving regimen, try to move on with the same principles that you’ve learned during the weight loss journey. It’ll enable to stick to your goals.
13. Make a list and read every day
What are the benefits of losing weights? You can fit in the smaller space, you can buy the clothes from the normal shop, you can wear the knee-high boots and you can look gorgeous in every outfit.
Try to make this list and keep in your wallet. Read this before eating the meal so that you can keep the rewards, gained after losing the weight.
And you can also include other advantages as well that you’ve got from shedding the extra pounds.
So, losing weight is not just for the short period, in fact, it is the modification of your lifestyle as a whole. Hence, to look younger even after crossing the 40’s or 50’s, you should try to maintain your weight.